The TOPS XcEST Delta Folding Knife was designed by the TOPS team to be a reliable and overbuilt folding version of their very popular XcEST Alpha fixed blade. The XcEST Alpha Fixed Blade knife received great reviews from field use that came along with one request... make a folding version. And so the folks at TOPS did just that.
The TOPS XcEST (Cross Country Emergency Support Tool) Delta folder features a stocky Cryo Treated 154CM blade with a black traction coating finish and dual thumb studs for easy one-handed opening with either hand. The blade is housed within an Aircraft Aluminum 6061 T-6 frame that has also been black traction coated. An inset stainless steel liner functions as the locking mechanism.
Blue-black layered G10 handle scales have been attached over the aluminum liners via Allen screws and also have divots on both sides for use with a bow drill. A black coated hardened tool steel pocket clip has been attached for tip-up carry and is reversible. Also includes a MOLLE compatible nylon sheath with side release buckle closure.
|Blade Rockwell||58-60 HRC|
|Handle Material||Black and Blue G10|
|Liner(s)||Aluminum and Stainless Steel|
|Clip||Hardened Tool Steel|
|Sheath||MOLLE Compatible Nylon|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|